You love your horse, and we love that! Every month we’ll be asking one of our friends from social media to showcase their horses and share a few words in our Absorbine Spotlight!
Ashley Hicks is a talented young barrel racer, and we’re happy to say, she’s also a valued Absorbine Ambassador. Ashley and HF Frenchmansladybug or “Skye” (6 year old AQHA mare) race barrels at National Barrel Horse Association events.
Absorbine: What do you love most about your current horse?
Ashley: She is a very sweet, loving horse. I can’t even braid her mane without her wanting to put her head on my chest!
Absorbine: Name some people who’ve had a big impact on your horsemanship.
Ashley: Sherry Cervi & Lisa Lockhart have really impacted my horsemanship. They’re both such quiet riders and I really strive to be able to ride like they can.
Absorbine: What Absorbine products do you like, and why did you start using them?
Ashley: I love to use the Veterinary Liniment as my horses work very hard and I like to keep them feeling their best. The poultice leg wraps are great as well to draw out any heat and for trailering long distances.
Absorbine: Any fun horse care tips you’d like to share? Any tricks or “barn hacks.”
Ashley: I like to give my horses some frozen fruit when it’s super hot outside. Just chop up some of their favorite fruit, add Gatorade water, and freeze it. Your horse will enjoy working to get the fruit out during the hot day.
Absorbine: What’s the funniest thing non-horse people ask you about horses?
Ashley: “Is that a fly-swatter on your horse’s tail?” when they see a tail-bag on my horse.
Absorbine: Too funny, hmm, maybe we should invent that? JK!
Thanks Ashley & Skye – Turn ‘n’ Burn!